Saint Louis University President Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D. is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Wilmott, M.D., as Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Wilmott has been serving as Acting Dean and Vice President for Medical Affairs since January 2019.
Under Dr. Wilmott’s leadership, the priorities of the SLU School of Medicine will include redeveloping the clinical and basic research programs, continuing to build on SLU’s legacy of excellence in medical education, and developing an integrated healthcare network with SSM Health. He has prepared a three-year strategic plan for the School of Medicine and SLUCare, which is in alignment with SLU’s fulfillment of its mission of teaching, research, healthcare, and service to the community.
Dr. Wilmott attended medical school at the University of London. He has served in leadership positions at SLU since 2001, including 17 years as Chair of the Saint Louis University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Wilmott also served as Chief of Pediatrics at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. He specialized in treating children with pulmonary diseases, including cystic fibrosis and asthma, and his research interests include clinical and basic scientific aspects of cystic fibrosis.
This is a wonderful opportunity to make a significant contribution to the future of the medical school and SLUCare. I am very optimistic about our future.Robert Wilmott, M.D.
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